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Tensegrity Spline Beam and Grid Shell Structures


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Adriaenssens, S. M. and Barnes, M. R., 2001. Tensegrity Spline Beam and Grid Shell Structures. Engineering Structures, 23 (1), pp. 29-36.

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Abstract

This paper considers a class of tensegrity structures with continuous tubular compression booms forming curved splines, which may be deployed from straight by prestressing a cable bracing system. A free-form arch structure for the support of prestressed membranes is reviewed and the concepts are extended to a two-way spanning system for double layer grid shell structures. A numerical analysis based on the Dynamic Relaxation (DR) method is developed which caters specifically for the form-finding and load analysis of this type of structure.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsAdriaenssens, S. M.and Barnes, M. R.
DOI10.1016/S0141-0296(00)00019-5
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code795

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